Why Make Light of PLO Non-Recognition of Israel?

hamas[Caroline Glick will be speaking about her new book, The Israeli Solution, to the Wednesday Morning Club in Los Angeles on March 25, 2014.  For more info, click here.]

Originally published by the Jerusalem Post

Over the weekend, the Obama administration began walking back its support for Israel’s demand that the PLO recognize Israel as the Jewish state.

At a State Department media briefing on Friday, State Department Spokesperson Jennifer Psaki said, “If you look at the issue of a Jewish state and whether Israel will be called a Jewish state, that’s been our position, as you know, for a long time, but that doesn’t reflect what the parties will agree to, which I know you know.”

In other words, the US is neutral. It’s fine with Washington if the PLO accepts Israel’s right to exist. And it’s fine if the PLO continues to refuse to accept Israel’s right to exist. As far as the Obama administration is concerned, making peace between the Arabs and the Jewish state has nothing to do with persuading the Arabs to recognize the Jewish state.

More and more people these days are questioning Israel’s stubborn insistence on being recognized.

Israeli leftists like Finance Minister Yair Lapid, Justice Minister Tzipi Livni, and President Shimon Peres say they don’t care.

“We know we’re the Jewish state,” they thump their chests and say patriotically. “What do we care if PLO chief Mahmoud Abbas agrees with us?” Well, here’s the thing. People who recognize Israel’s right to exist have generally not been waging a terror and political war against it for the past 50 years whose declared aim is to destroy Israel. The PLO has been doing those things. And Abbas and the PLO are now supposed to be our peace partner.

If Abbas and the PLO aren’t even willing to recognize our right as Jews to determine our own destiny and define our own state as our own state, then how can it be said that they are our partners in peace? Their unwillingness to recognize Israel is the only thing that we should care about. It points to the utter futility of the two-state model.

As I explain in my new book, The Israeli Solution: A One State Plan for Peace in the Middle East, the two-state formula places all the blame on Israel for the absence of peace.

By claiming that the cause of the conflict, and through it all the problems of the region owe to the absence of a Palestinian state, and by claiming that the reason that such a state doesn’t exist is because Israel won’t surrender sufficient quantities of land to appease Palestinian demands, the two-state formula says that the Jews are responsible for everything bad in the region.

Israel’s demand that our “moderate” Palestinian “peace partners” recognize our right to national self-determination in our historic homeland is an attempt by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu to take this hallucinatory policy and force it into reality.

In reality, the reason that the conflict began, and the reason it continues to this day is because the Arabs writ large, including the Palestinians, and the Islamic political world reject all Jewish rights – to peoplehood and to national self-determination.

The PLO ’s 1964 charter, posted on the group’s UN Mission’s website, sums up the prejudiced sentiment thus: “Judaism, because it is a divine religion, is not a nationality with independent existence. Furthermore, the Jews are not one people with an independent personality because they are citizens to their states.”

Supported by the Arab and Islamic worlds, the PLO ’s fight is not about establishing an Arab state next to the Jewish state. It is about destroying the Jewish state, because, as far as the PLO and its supporters are concerned, Jews have no right to self-determination.

They say we are not a nation, and we have no right to stand up to them. This is why Israel’s demand for recognition is critical.

And this is why people who are wedded to the two-state solution are trying desperately to get out from under it. Livni, Peres and Lapid, along with the State Department and the EU know that the Palestinians will never recognize Israel. And they know that the minute they acknowledge this plain fact, they are going to have to answer some difficult questions about the nature of their continued focus – indeed, in many cases their obsessive focus – on the two-state formula.

For instance, since the Palestinians refuse to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist, why do they continue to say that the two-state plan is a viable policy? Obviously it won’t lead to peace. After all, the Palestinians won’t live at peace with a state they refuse to recognize.

All the good people who say Palestinian aims and intentions are irrelevant also demand that Israel capitulate to all of the PLO ’s territorial, strategic and political demands. What are they trying to achieve? For the Israelis the answer is fairly clear.

The likes of Livni and Peres have based their entire political identity on their support for Palestinian statehood in the framework of the two-state solution.

They have no political existence beyond it. If it is exposed as a lie, they will be exposed as liars. And their careers will be over.

Lapid has less of a personal stake in the perpetuation of the two-state fallacy. But his political party is backed by people who are ideologically and politically committed to it. So he has joined them in trying to undermine Netanyahu by pretending that Palestinian non-recognition signifies nothing.

As for the Europeans, from reports of their internal deliberations, it is apparent that many European leaders agree with PLO /Arab/Islamic bigotry. They too reject the Jewish peoples’ right to assert our peoplehood and our right to national self-determination.

In December 2011, Haaretz reported that in a working paper authored by European ambassadors in Israel sent to Brussels, the EU ambassadors called for the EU to champion the communal rights of Israeli Arabs as a “core issue, not second tier to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

In other words, the EU is interested in undermining the legitimacy of Jewish rights to sovereignty. If a Jewish government of a Jewish state does not have the right to enforce its laws without prejudice toward both Jewish and non-Jewish citizens of the Jewish state, then Jewish rights are meaningless. Israel is demoted to the position of a Jewish communal organization.

This brings us back to the Obama administration, and the fact that it is taking its first steps toward backing away from supporting Israel’s demand for recognition.

To date, Abbas and his supporters have done everything possible to show that they don’t want peace – beginning with their demand for Israel to release a thousand terrorist murderers from its prisons as a precondition for talks, and ending with their rejection of Israel’s rights to exist.

All along, despite daily proof of Palestinian radicalism, anti-Semitism and bad faith, Netanyahu has maintained his commitment to the peace process and the two-state formula. He has done so largely because he hasn’t wanted to give Obama the ability to blame Israel when the talks inevitably fail.

Obama’s decision to abandon his previous support for Israel’s demand for recognition shows that Netanyahu is being played for a fool.

With Psaki’s statement, it is obvious that Obama will not allow the facts get in the way of his policy. The fact that the Palestinians are uninterested in a twostate solution because they remain committed to the annihilation of the Jewish state is no cause for alarm in the White House.

And that is because Obama’s goal in pursuing a phony peace process is not to achieve peace. It is to weaken and discredit Israel.

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  • Judahlevi

    Obama is the first US president to actually feel an identity with the Muslims and have no connection whatsoever with Jews (other than those who helped him take power). Since he will no longer be running for office, his preferences will come to the fore. It also doesn’t help that most Jews in America have light skin.

    His ‘Christian’ faith was built on Black Liberation Theology where an individual’s skin color determined whether he was good or bad. In fact, it is easy to watch Obama’s actions and know that he has skin color preferences. He prefers people with (what he would say) ‘color’ in their skin. He doesn’t understand that skin color does not define anyone.

    This is how primitive his worldview is.

    HIs actions will eventually damage the left because he is arrogant enough to ignore them and go too far with his color-based agenda. 2014 midterm elections will tell the story, and it will not be a good one for Democrats or Obama.

    • Bamaguje

      Obama was brought up a Muslim, and his politically convenient ‘Christian faith’ was built in a “God damn America” church…
      So it’s no surprise he has turned out to be a traitor of everything that defines America, including support for Israel.

      • zoomie

        another way to say it is, ” he went to the church of god damn amerika for 20 years, what the hell did you expect ? “

    • Marsha

      That is certainly a PC-approved way of looking at it. Obummer sides with his own people first (those of African descent), and those of non-Judeo-Christian beliefs (Muslims) after that. In his heart of hearts he hates those of European descent (including Jews) because they are the great “oppressors” of the world’s indigenous peoples. Da man still holding us down! And what have you.

      • Two-card Monty

        I agree. The idea that its all about skin color is the old leftist mantra. Meaning that all people are exactly the same except for skin color is absurd. Look how light Reverand Wright is. Does that mean Obama would like him less that a darker-skinned person – of course not. I think you hit the nail on the head. Given the choice of siding with the PLO or those of European Jewish ancestry its a no-brainer. Obama relates to the Palistinians as an “oppressed” people in the same way he thinks African Americans are.

    • T800

      There’s a reason why post-college,Comrade Hussein traveled to Pakistan. it’s not because he was a Christian. There’s a reason why Comrade Hussein was aided into getting into college by Saudi money and influence.

      Comrade Obama IS the muslim Manchurian Candidate.

  • WillielomanIII

    Great article by Caroline!!! We know that racist Jew haters like Obama and Abbas have no respect for the right to life for Jews…that is a given. But a major part of the problem is suicidal left in Israel, like Peres and Livni and 80% of the press in Israel, and the left wing Jews in the US like Chuck Schumer who are willing to sacrifice Jewish lives for the sake of their personal political power, and finally the left wing voters in the US and Israel that elect enemies of the Jews like Obama and Chuck Schumer and Hillary Clinton and Livni et al. Unless and until there are at least 60 to 70% of the Jews that actually start respecting Jewish life with their votes and voices, we will continue to be attacked by the islamists, racists, bigots and Jew haters

  • barney rubble

    the Palestinian state has already recognised Israel’s claim to statehood and its claim to 78% of Palestine

    maybe since even this is not enough they should take the view “Oy vey! Is it such a criminal offense to oppose a two-state solution?”

    http://www.timesofisrael.com/amid-uproar-danon-stands-by-rejection-of-two-states/

    • Nan

      Palestine? Where is the country of Palestine? There are only Arab states surrounding Israel. Palestine was invented. It has no more right to the land there than the Israelis.

    • SCREW SOCIALISM

      If your Pal-e-SWINE recognizes the State of Israel, then why all the Pal-e-SWINIAN terrorism?

      On what date did your Pal-e-SWINE codify its recognition of the State of Israel?

    • kasandra

      First, what is that “Palestinian state” that has “already recognised (sic) Israel’s claim to statehood and its claim to 78% of Palestine” to which you refer? Second, not very good at math, are you.? Israel, together with the 61% of the “West Bank” it controls, comprise approximately 16% of the British Palestinian Mandate of Palestine that was pledged to the Jews. Eighty percent was given over by the British to the Hashemites from the Arabian Peninsula who formed the Kingdom of Jordan which is 75% “Palestinian.” Thus, Israel controls about 16% of Palestine and has offered to relinquish control of approximately 90% of the 6 percent of the West Bank it controls. And it still can’t get an agreement that recognizes its right to exist as a Jewish state.

    • Drakken

      You have been told time and time again, there will NEVER EVER be a two state final solution period! You cannot make peace with a bunch of savages that want you dead. That is what I really like about you ignorant libtards, you think that if you do the same thing over and over again you will get a different result, stupidity on steroids. If you love those effing rag heads so much, go join them.

    • T800

      here is a Japanese view of the hoax called “Palestinian People”:

      By Yashiko Sagamori

      If you are so sure that Palestine, the country, goes back through most of recorded history, I expect you to be able to answer a few basic questions about that country of Palestine:

      1. When was it founded and by whom?
      2. What were its borders?
      3. What was its capital?
      4. What were its major cities?
      5. What constituted the basis of its economy?
      6. What was its form of government?
      7. Can you name at least one Palestinian leader before Arafat?
      8. Was Palestine ever recognized by a country whose existence, at that time or now, leaves no room for interpretation?
      9. What was the language of the country of **Palestine**?
      10. What was the prevalent religion of the country of **Palestine**?
      11. What was the name of its currency? Choose any date in history and tell what was the
      approximate exchange rate of the Palestinian monetary unit against the US dollar, German mark, GB pound, Japanese yen, or Chinese yuan on that date.
      12. And, finally, since there is no such country today, what caused its demise and when did it occur?

  • tickletik

    Enough already. The entire thing is a sick joke beyond parody. Continuing to engage in this garbage puts us all at tremendous risk.

    We all know the Left can’t stop, they want to be destroyed. They are like the obnoxious little brat that desperately wants daddy to slap him hard across the face. It’s pathetic.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    As far as the Obama administration is concerned, making peace between the Arabs and the Jewish state has nothing to do with persuading the Arabs to recognize the Jewish state.

    You know Israel can make peace with the Arabs until the cows come home and it will never result in peace, because Arabs aren’t fighting a jihad against Israel, but, on the other hand, the Islamic totalitarian world, through their proxies, the so-called Palestinian Arabs, are. As a matter of fact, the only thing Arab about the jihad the Islamic totalitarian world through their Palestinian proxies are waging is that a lot of Arabs also happen to be Muslims that are obligated to wage jihad against Israelis infidels and any other infidels in the cause of Allah to ultimately make Islam supreme.

    The truth of the matter is there is no individual recipe for peace in Israel or anywhere else for that matter that will ever work. Indeed, as long as Islam exists as a viable force and their are Muslims present in the world, there will be jihad waged against infidels of all stripes, as the sole fundamental purpose of mainstream orthodox Islam is the subjugation of all religions and all infidels into Islamic totalitarianism through both violent and non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad and the eventual imposition of Sharia (Islamic totalitarian law) to ultimately make Islam supreme throughout the world. That is until all religion belongs to Allah.

    The bottom line is non-Muslim Arabs will readily accept Israel as a Jewish state, but Muslim Arabs, on the other hand, will never accept or recognize a Jewish infidel state at least honestly. Now, of course, Arafat once recognized Israel as a Jewish infidel state, but he did so only in the spirit of Muhammad’s infamous Treaty of Hudabiyah, that is to later renege on the deal when the timing was right, i.e., after he duped the infidel world to get his foot in the door. In other words, it was non-violent stealth and deceptive jihad, i.e., taqiyya. Nevertheless, Muslims will never ever honestly recognize any infidel state, Jewish or not, because to do so is blasphemous and blasphemy in Islam is a capital offense.

    There is only one solution that will work for Israel and, indeed, the entire infidel world, and it is doesn’t involve a one state solution, two state solution, three state solution, or four state solution, as it would involve instead the entire infidel world collectively banning and reversing mass Muslim immigration with all of its excess baggage, followed by whatever it takes to render the Islamic totalitarian world into total abject poverty, and then by completely abandoning and isolating the Islamic totalitarian world until such time as Islam as a force becomes discredited in the eyes of all its former adherents.

  • SCREW SOCIALISM

    Time to burn the flag of Pal-e-SWINE – but think of all the air pollution that would create.

    At least good people can walk on the picture of yassir arafart to show their respect of that deceased sack of sheet..

  • Glenn Irwin

    The first 8 verses from Psalms 83 The Voice are the following:

    1 O True God, do not be quiet any longer.
    Do not stay silent or be still, O God.
    2 Look now, Your enemies are causing a commotion;
    those who hate You are rising up!
    3 They are conniving against Your people,
    conspiring against those You cherish.
    4 They say, “Join us. Let’s wipe the entire nation off the face of the earth
    so no one will remember Israel’s name.”
    5 They are all in it together, thinking as one,
    and making a pact against You:
    6 The people of Edom and Ishmael;
    the Moabites and the Hagrites;
    7 Gebal, Ammon, and Amalek;
    Philistia with the residents of Tyre.
    8 And the powerful Assyrians have joined the alliance
    to add their strength and support the descendants of Lot: Moab and Ammon.

    There is truly “nothing new under the sun” as the “Preacher” expressed it.

  • Ojr

    they refuse to acknowledge Pali. as a stae and are committing genocide and crimes against humanity on a daily basis

    • cruzuzias

      REAL WORLD. The people we call Palestinian today never existed before 1967, there has never been in the history of the world a Palestinian state. Can you state just one, credible example of Israeli genocide or crimes against humanity///.

    • T800

      “committing genocide”; LOL. there goes any credibility you might have had.
      the PLO hasn’t done anything to actually establish any “State of Palestine”. they’re a bunch of crooks,skimming the “International Aid” for their own private bank accounts,just as Arafat did.

  • gornisht

    Obama, a weak individual, somewhat like a wet piece of spaghetti, has changed the landscape of the mid east to the detriment of Israel. This just did not happen, it was deliberate. And, he had the blessings of most of his cronies in the Democratic party.
    Weak nations are at his mercy, but, Netanyahu, did not fall off the turnip truck, and can hold his own, much to the dislike of Obama. The Syrian debacle was his demise on the world stage. The rest, is history.

    Putin, is no match for Obama, as he is in the big league now, and is proving unworthy of being the worlds “leader”. Really, he should return the Nobel Prize!

  • SoCalMike

    Why make light over PLO non-recognition of Israel?
    Because the Jew hatred that underwrote and propelled the first Holocaust never died. Obama, Hillary, John Kerry, Jen Psaki and the rest of the senior State Dept officials absolutely despise the Jews of Israel and they think if they could just help the Arabs finish what Hitler started, they could make the Muslim Arabs of the Middle East and the greater Islamic world somehow like us.
    Of course this is mindless rhetorical idiocy but these are all career academics except Kerry. He’s just a career sell out, part time gigolo and an out-to-lunch narcoleptic bimbo asleep all the time.

  • Aurelius

    Meir Kahane correctly identified the only lasting solution for peace. We don’t want to deal with that though. It’s too hard. We’re too “civilized” and “compassionate” towards others. Our misguided, and often abused, altruism won’t allow us to do what actually would have to be done — even though Arab/Muslims would not hesitate to do it if the situation were reversed.

    Relatively small numbers of aliens among a nation’s people who are willing to live peacefully and follow the rules and norms of the nation at large can and have been tolerated with little difficulty. Those who follow the, “When in Rome…” philosophy can be tolerated. The others must be removed from your geographic boundaries.

    Of course, none of the Islamic nations will take in the resulting refugees — not even the Muslim ones because they too want Israel “wiped off the map.”

    Yes, Caroline’s one-state solution may work for awhile, maybe decades (got to get her book asap), but we know who we’re dealing with here, how fanatical they can be, and so on.

    • Two-card Monty

      I think Rabbi Kahane was right in the long run at least. Having a group of people who want to kill you living in your guest bedroom usually doesn’t work out too well.

    • Drakken

      No one can have a state where muslims dwell, it always leads to bloodshed, so the no muslim, no more problems should be the mantra of a peaceful life.

  • Atikva

    Discrediting? You mean annihilating Israel!

    What could be more stupid, more lethally stupid than giving away the land of the Jews: Judea and Samaria, to the worst enemies of the Jews, the same who have proclaimed time and again that their aim is to wipe off the Jews off the planet?

    The same who declared that “There is no solution to the conflict except disappearance of Israel” (Hamas charter);

    The same who refused to comply with the UN Res. 242 requesting that all parties to the 1967 war recognize their mutual existence and legitimacy;

    The same whose leader Arafat described (one of) his plans to destroy Israel as follows: “Since we cannot defeat Israel in war, we do this in stages. We take any and every territory that we can of Palestine and establish sovereignty there, and we use it as s springboard to take more. When the time comes, we can get the Arab nations to join us for the final blow against Israel.” (1995, Jordan TV).

    The Arabs couldn’t care less about giving the “Palestinians” a second country in addition to Jordan. Their aim is the destruction of Israel first, followed by the killing of all the Jews. This is exactly what Mr. Obama is trying to achieve, no more, no less – just that.

  • Habbgun

    Israel needs to leave the United Nations and they can’t leave it soon enough. They are so used to being whipped in public they think that is a dialogue. Dialogues are about finding a mutual satisfaction and are not a means by which one side made up of bullies also preens its moral superiority. If Israel got out of the UN they would realize they don’t need the games. They won’t be worse off and when they see that they’ll start realizing the so-called peace process is the same crap and they don’t need it either.. Recognition was a joke anyway. Functioning countries have diplomatic interests. The Palis don’t want a functioning country. They didn’t want autonomy which was the beginning of having a functioning country so the Pali’s don’t really have diplomatic interests past blood money for pretending to renounce terrorism. To say that Israel doesn’t need recognition as a Jewish state is to say terrorism is an established norm, Oh wait, the idea that terrorism is normal is the Obama/EU/UN outlook.

  • wally

    The basic problem is affirmative negroid action, and Obathhouse having been not once but TWICE elected due to his skin color.

  • theoprinse

    From all Islamic countries as those in the Middle East we demand democracy based upon Western law philosophy.

    Islam is a terror supremacist doctrine guised as the philosophical idealist type of religion and islam is demonstrably anti-Western and anti democratic legal principles.

    The container concept Palestinians is invented by Dimmie Carter and Zbigniew Brzezinski.The latter is since the 70ties behind subjugating Persians, Afghans Pakistani etc under islam and behind Europe to annex the Ukraine.

    We support the one state Israel with the whole of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and we reject a two-state solution for the reasons like the geo political Islam , the two divided areas Gaza and Westbank, placement of Hamas on the terror list of Egypt etc.

    We recognize no historical land claims other than those protectorates of England and France, and neither the historical existence of King David or Egyptian exile .

    We recognize Israel and its people – the Israelis – in its current political and administrative form within the Western republican tradition of state law.

    Netanyahu demands recognizing of the Jewish character of Israel by the Palestinians.

    The term Palestinian Authority – like the term Palestinians – is a semantic fiction as well.

    Netanyahu’s requirement is therefore secondary because recognition of Israel as a secular state is sufficient protection against the shariah state.

    It is necessary to reject the demand for recognition of Israel as a Jewish state because it allows for the suggestion for a priestly caste opposite to western state law and equal to shariah.

    Jerusalem Post senior editor Caroline Glick referred hereto in her speech in Axis of Genocide in positing a relationship between the enlightened liberal monarchist Thomas Hobbes and in particular John Locke – the latter legitimated King Billy in 1688 on the English throne and founded with him, Solomon de Medina, Bentinck and many others their orange Bank of England – and the Founding Fathers of the United States who – with the help of Amsterdam merchant’s capital – fought themselves free from the shackles of the orange Bank of England .

    In a related article Caroline Glick posited a relationship between the reign of the Jewish Taliban from 160 to 60 BCE – the Maccabees – who by means of terror subjugated those Jews that adapted to the free Greek life back under the Jewish priestly caste – and the Pilgrim Fathers of whom their ideological leader and many followers have never took sail from Delfshaven to America but are buried in the Pieter church of Leiden

    We recognize little or no relevance to the suggested moral value of the Tanakh or Torah assumed to be written between the 4th and 2nd century BCE and refer to Codex Hammurabi and Codex Ur-Nammu, and the Greek materialist philosopher Democritus.

  • itaintmojo

    Caroline is absolutely right. Obama has been playing Bibi for a fool all along. While I respect Bibi, he should have known this quite some time ago. The final straw should have come one year ago when Obama managed to prod Bibi to apologize to Obama’s friend Erdogan. Obama does not care what happens to Israel. He only wants credit for an historic agreement. It does not matter to Obama that the deal is bad for Israel. When Israel refuses Obama’s final “framework” all the blame will be thrust on Israel by Obama, who of course is a big supporter of The Muslim Brotherhood. Geez, I never ever thought I could sit here and realistically say that the POTUS staunchly backs The Muslim Brotherhood, but lo and behold it’s really true.

    It’s not too late for Bibi to do the right thing. Now is the time for Bibi to do as Israelis did in 1967 as Egypt lined their soldiers at the border in Sinai. A pre-emptive verbal strike on Obama. Do it Bibi. Do it before Obama throws you and Israel under the bus. Now, because you have at your advantage the worst POTUS in history, with the lowest international standing of any POTUS ever. Call him out now Bibi. Tell Obama to keep his aid money. Tell Obama he can join BDS if he wants to, and that you will wait till the next administration to hopefully normalize relations with America. Tell Obama that so long as he is at the helm, Israeli interests are not bring addressed therefore relations between the two “friends” will remain under review. Cancel the release of the last 26 prisoners, and admit your mistake of letting the first 78 go free. Then tell Abbass he can cancel the party he had planned for his next set of freed butchers Then plainly state that after all the attacks against the Jewish state , nothing less than formal recognition of the Jewish State Of Israel will be discussed further. No talks ever until formal recoginition backed by educational reform amongst Arabs to stop hate incitement. Do all this now Bibi. The haters will hate you no matter what you do. But Israel will appreciate you putting Obama in his place. Obama deserves it for lying about Israel, (as he does about most anything) and for trying to shove a bad deal down it’s best friends throat.

  • Battle_of_Tours

    What is missing in Palestinian refusal to accept Israel is their claimed right of return: http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_right_of_return
    Under this demand, all Palestinians would be able to claim their abandoned properties and ‘migrate’ back into Israel. This would be another Islamic demographic invasion to Arab benefits and none for Jews. So this ‘right of return’ is a big sticking point, and why all negotiations without it will fail. In effect, the Arabs won’t accept any peace plan without the right to ‘legally’ invade Israel in large numbers. Palestinians are rejected by the Arab neighbors, why they remain ‘refugees’, but they want to take over Israeli property back to when they ran away during the Arab attacks on Israel. It can never happen, so Arabs will never accept the Jewish state of Israel, a priori. Israel is right to demand their right to exist, or else they will be overrun by the Arab ‘refugees’ and suffer their own demise. The Obama administration must know this. The Israelis and Palestinians, so called, do know it. That’s why this peace process is DOA.

  • Rivkah F.

    Caroline Glick is 100% correct. The Palestinians objection to Israel is existential, not territorial. If the latter were the case, land swaps would have done years ago. This whole negotiation is a sham and Israel is being fooled into it. Thanks for publishing this article.

  • Michael Garfinkel

    To put it in the most direct way:

    The Muslim project is to destroy the state of Israel.

    In sympathy with this project, Obama seeks to undermine Israel.

    A feckless and disgraced American Jewry have supported Obama regardless.

    The Europeans, who hold dear their ancient animus towards the Jews, are, in varying degrees, supportive of this project.

    Who thinks this will end well?

  • Walter Sieruk

    There still may be the it’s not really that important that the PLO along with its chief, president Abbas refuse to recognize the reality of the Jewish State of Israel. They can be in denial all they want. The reason for this is that they are all greatly overruled by the God of the Bible. For God has declared in His Word, the Bible, That all of this land that makes up the State of Israel belongs to the Jewish people. In other words this land belongs to the Jews by Divine Right. As seen, for example, in Genesis 28:13-15. 35: 10-12. Deuteronomy 32:48,49. Psalms 105;7-11. 135;4. This land also belongs to the Jewish people by historic rights. As shown in First Kings 4;20,21, 24,25. 8:55,56. In all fairness, the is one way that the members of the PLO along with Abbas can convince God to chance His Mind and then turn His Back of the state of Israel and thus have that nation be no more. That way is for them to change the laws of astrophysics including that of the sun, and the moon and the stars. For God has said in Jeremiah 31;35,36. “Thus saith the Lord, which gives the sun for a light by day and the ordinances of the moon and the stars for alight by night…The Lord of host is His name. If those ordinances depart from before Me saith the Lord, then the seed of Israel also shall cease from being a nation before Me forever.”

  • Lanna

    You know if you read Obama’s book, the one written by Bill Ayres, The Audacity of Hope, he identifies with Arab and Pakistani Americans, his policies have been beneficial to muslim communities, and support for the Palestinians, disregarding Israel’s sovereignty, and right to exist, also asking multiple concessions from Israel, and none from the Palestinians.

  • William James Ward

    When Arab thugs are murdering Jewish families in their beds, blowing
    up busses, sending rockets into towns and killing at random, this then
    is peace for the Obama regime and should be good enough for
    Israel. Somehow I think Obama might just as well come out and
    state that he is a Muslim and hates Israel, it is that clear by his
    actions………………..William